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WEDNESDAY | 10.17.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 7



Meek Mill and 2 Chainz Featured at ODU Homecoming Concert

Cirque du Monarch: The Parade Way

By: Ethan Shaw Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown

Students and locals packed into the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Oct. 12 for a sold out homecoming concert to see famous rap artists Meek Mill and 2 Chainz with special guest star Josh Baze.

Members of the Greek community walked with their floats during the parade.

Organizations in the community joined in the fun of the parade.

Students embraced the theme, Cirque du Monarch, during the homecoming Beginning at 11 a.m., onlookers By: Dominique Bailey were greeted with a sea of blue and Staff Writer white traditional marching band Mace & Crown uniforms. Old Dominion’s very Determined to keep monarch own Marching Monarchs lead the spirit, pride and unity on every- parade and filled the streets with one’s minds, Old Dominion citi- music and festive flags. Not to be zens were awakened the Saturday outdone or outplayed by the marchmorning of Oct. 13 with Old Do- ing monarchs, local high school minion’s Annual Homecoming Pa- marching bands, such as Booker T. Washington High School, Maury rade. Students, alumni and Hampton High School, Norview High School Roads locals lined up along Hamp- and Woodrow Wilson High School, ton Boulevard, 49 Street and 43 also strutted their stuff as they imStreet to view various marching pressed the crowds with festive, bands, club floats, local business- jazz-influenced tunes, traditional es, ROTC units, cheer squads and drum cadences and baton twirling other entertainment all centered majorettes. Local Coast 2 Coast Auto dearound this year’s homecoming theme, Cirque du Monarch. The lighted onlookers with detailed, 2012 homecoming parade gave all eye-catching cars. Local biker in attendance a taste of the close- clubs made various contributions knit community that makes ODU to this year’s parade, complete with motorcycle riders, mini cars, the greatest place on earth.

parade. a float and a marching band. Sirens blaring and lights flashing, Norfolk Fire and Rescue also joined the parade to show Monarch spirit. The Old Dominion Greek community showed their monarch pride with various circus themed floats, some tossing candy to the many children that were in attendance. Staying true to this year’s theme, the parade not only included circus themed floats, but also flame blowers, a lion replica and various monkey suits. Other Old Dominion organizations and clubs such as the African Caribbean Student Alliance, Catholic Monarchs, the Asian Pacific American Student Union, the Indian Students Association and Bike ODU revved up the crowd with treats, beads and warm smiles. They also showed onlookers just how diverse the student body here

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No. 8 ODU Falls to No. 6 UMD By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs Field Hockey team (10-4) lost a tough game to the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins (10-3) 5-2 at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on Friday, Oct. 12. The game was a heartbreaker for the eighth nationally ranked Lady Monarchs who defeated the sixth nationally ranked Terrapins 2-1 earlier in the year. “We’ve always had a little bit of a rivalry with Maryland since they knocked us out of the final four last year, so always against them is a tough game,” sophomore back Lydia Velzian said. continued on C1


Overdressed & Underpaid

By: Emma Herring Staff Writer Mace & Crown

From pet collars to cell phone cases, the bedazzling craze is evident in many accessories. The blinged out belts and crazy studded shirts are long gone, well, except for in New Jersey. The sparkle trend in the past seasons has transformed from eye blinding to subtle shimmer and the twinkle of a single accessory adds joy and sophistication to any ensemble. continued on D1

at Old Dominion is. This year’s parade was only a glimpse at the growth homecoming here at ODU has seen. Beginning in the 1960s, homecoming then was as simple as a vote for king and queen. A decade later, homecoming would evolve into a weekend celebration complete with activities and athletic events. It was not until the 2000s that homecoming as current students know it began to take place. Now, a week-long event filled with powder puff football, sold out music concerts, comedy shows, monarch spirit days, give-a-ways, parades, community service, nationally recognized football games and fireworks, ODU’s homecoming allows the community to display their Monarch pride.


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Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Derek Page News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Decowski Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Charles Ordoqui News Assistant Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Jordan Jones Sports Assistant Senior Writers: Brian Jerry Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jordan Jones Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Allison Terres Timothy Fulghum Janah Stokes Jessica Scheck Gianina Thompson Staff Photographers: Lauren Makely Marlie De Clerck Rachel Chasin

RJay Molina Emma Needham MaryAnn Jackson Lateesha Gloston Sarah Roby Andrew Tompkins Rashad Little Mitchell Brows Emma Hering Zuryna Smith Kadedra Holmes Kadeem Porter Ellison Gregg Taylor Roy AJ McCafferty

Mace & Crown is a newspaper published by and written for the students of Old Dominion once a week throughout each semester and once in the summer. Originally founded in 1930 as the The High Hat, the paper became the Mace & Crown in 1961. The Mace & Crown is a primarily self-supporting newspaper,maintaining journalistic independance from the university. All views expressed in this collegiate paper are those of the author, not of the University, Mace & Crown, or the editors. Contact Information: Phone: 757-683-3452 Fax: 757-683-3459 Advertising: 757-683-4773

Letter From the Editor Readers of the Mace & Crown,

The staff would like to apologize for improper attribution regarding a story in last week’s issue. The article on the Virginia Space Grant Consortium information session was written by Justin McLawhorn, a very valuable member of our team of writers and should be recognized for his hard work. We are also reprinting the “Paint it Forward” article due to errors in the information. The article in this issue has the updated information. We would like to apologize to Shari Grimes, Sara Credito, those who work with Stockley Gardens and the members of Hope House Foundation. We strive for accuracy in all of our

articles and never intend to report information incorrectly. It is upsetting for the staff, especially the writers, for articles to misrepresent our subjects. This week the Mace & Crown passed out papers to those watching the parade and at tailgate lots across campus. We wanted to spread the homecoming spirit with our last paper by informing people of all the different activities. In this issue, we have a special fourpage spread of pictures that captured the memories you made this past week. It visually summarizes the past week that was full of spirit and love for everything ODU. To wrap up the weekend, the Mace adopted a paw by Kaufman Mall. It is painted with our logo. We are striving for a greater presence on campus and this gets

us one step closer to that goal. If your organization needs recycled papers, we have plenty. You can contact Steven Knauer, Distribution Manager, via email at We would be more than happy to find new homes for our papers that are not picked up from the stands. The Mace & Crown meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center located across from the Card Center in Webb. We welcome anyone who has a passion for reading, writing, editing and photography. If you wish to advertise with the Mace & Crown please contact James Porter at He can supply information on advertising costs and the classified section.

Teacher Immersion Residency Program Grant from U.S. Department of Education gives ODU seniors chance of a lifetime By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown

With graduation just eight months away, many seniors are still unsure what they will be doing with their degree. With one out of two college graduates unable to find a job, many opt for graduate school to make them more marketable, or at least delay having to pay their student loans back. For students who are interested in teaching, but aren’t studying secondary education, a unique new graduate program is rounding its final year. The four-yearyoung Teacher Immersion Residency program, established under a federal grant offered to Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education, is a rigorous, intensive school-based residency program focused on local high-need schools. “We’re like Teach for America, but with way more support,” said program coordinator Dr. Megan Britt. The TIR program takes talented, noneducation majors, giving them on-the-job training, and in 12 months, graduates them with a master’s degree and Virginia teaching license. The real selling point is the program guarantees its graduates a job teaching in the Norfolk or Portsmouth public school system for three years. “In a super tight job market, getting admitted to TIR is like getting one of Willy Wonka’s Golden Tickets,” said Britt, and the ticket is “incredibly sweet.” If guaranteed job placement isn’t incentive enough, TIR students get a $25,000 stipend, their tuition paid, and a laptop computer with a free wireless card. The program only enrolls “the best of the best,” said Britt. “Our program is an alternative path to getting a teaching license and admission is exclusive.” Admitted applicants must have a degree in math, English, earth science, biology, chemistry, social studies or physics, have GRE scores over 1000 and GPA’s of 3.0 or better. Britt spoke highly of past and forcontinued on A4


SGA Address Dear Monarchs,

With such an amazing Homecoming Week, we have much to celebrate. With a concert, a football game against Villanova, alumni and community engaging in our festivities with us, founders day, monarch day, and to top it off, fireworks! We hope you all participated in one or more of the activities and that you were able to instill some pride in your institution. In terms of SGA and its progress; from an academic side we are looking into installing grad preparation CD-Roms in Perry Library

computers, where students can take practice exams. We have tested a GMAT CD on one computer and are currently looking into licensing for the other CDs (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.). Also on the academic side, we are looking into purchasing a scantron vending machine, which should be up and running by the start of next semester We are also currently working on a campus wide clothing drive for next semester, which incorporate organizations, students, faculty and staff. We hope to make this a campus tradition that not only main campus students can partake in, but

Wednesday 10.17.2012 | MACE & CROWN | A3 also our teletechnet students. In terms of representing the student body and this institution, I went to Richmond as the SCHEV Representative (State Council of Higher Education of Virginia) and we discussed advising at all Virginia schools, housing capacities, and base adequacy levels of funding. Congratulations to the distinguished alumni who were honored this week at the reception this past Thursday Oct. 11. Best wishes to all and I hope you had a safe and memorable weekend! Mariam Abdelhamid Student Body President 12’ - 13’

The Waterside War

Two clubs caught in the city’s clutches

WEEKLYCRIMELOG 10/5 12:23 a.m. – Powhatan Apartments – Simple Assault between Students 1:24 a.m. – Dominion Bookstore – Suspicious Situation Subjects in the Store After Hours 2:29 a.m. – 4700 Block Hampton Blvd. – Subject Arrested for Drunk in Public 9:40 a.m. – 4100 Block Monarch Way – Theft of Bicycle

10/6 1:26 a.m. – Peri Labs – Vandalism of Bicycle 1:00 a.m. – Village 4 – Simple Assault and Arrest for Underage Possession of Alcohol 2:56 a.m. – Lot 32 – Arrest for Attempt Theft of Bicycle 3:27 a.m. – ODU Lion – Suspicious Situation

10/7 12:43 a.m. – 800 Block 46 St. – Aggravated Assault – Subject Struck in Face by Another 6:00 a.m. - District – Sexual Assault - Arrest

10/8 2:00 p.m. – Scotland House – Suspicious Situation – Comments Left on White Board

10/9 10:16 p.m. – Village 4 – Simple Assault Between Students – Prosecution Declined

10/10 11:37 a.m. – 2700 Hampton Blvd. – Counterfeiting – Counterfeit Bill at Credit Union 3:00 p.m. – Village – Theft of Bicycle

10/11 5:01 a.m. – Garage A – Recovered Stolen Parking decal 7:45 a.m. – Village Lot 1 – Theft of Vehicle License Plates 12:30 p.m. – 4000 Block Killam Ave. – Theft From Motor Vehicle 10:00 p.m. – Student Rec Center – Theft From Building – Backpack Taken

By: Pamula Floyd Contributing Writer Mace & Crown The Virginia Supreme court has agreed to hear arguments on whether the City of Norfolk illegally shut down two Waterside clubs in 2009. In 2011 the Circuit Court ruled that Norfolk acted within “the scope of its lawful authority” to deny licensure to Bar Norfolk and Have a Nice Day Café to serve alcohol and provide entertainment. Now the Supreme Court is going to decide if this is the case. They will review whether those businesses were given a “reasonable opportunity to be heard.” One of the items the Supreme Court will be looking into is whether the lower court judge had the authority to allow Norfolk to reverse its decision on special exception permits that are generally granted to clubs. In 2011, Circuit Judge Norman Thomas ruled that the city council acted legally when it voted to deny the venues licenses. Ironically, the city had recruited these businesses about a decade

earlier, with the hope of attracting young patrons; taking Waterside from an open, two-floor design, filled with unique shops restaurants, to a venue with nightclubs. Lawyer Kevin Martingayle represents the two clubs as they seek compensation for financial damages or an option to reopen. He said the city ought to be quite nervous at this point. Representing the city is Bernard Pishko. He said that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the two clubs then it would just require the City Council to redo the hearing on the special exception to serve alcohol. During all of this, Norfolk continues to negotiate with Baltimorebased The Cordish Cos. for the redevelopment of Waterside. When Waterside originally opened in 1983, it was as a festival marketplace featuring restaurants, such as Phillips Waterside seafood restaurant, a fish market and entertainment. Then seven years later it turned into a shopping destination, with stores such as, Crabtree & Evelyn and the Fudgery, where fudge was cooked and molded in

the center of the food court, while the employees sang the fudgemaking song. While the two clubs were there, Rob Pedlow, the Charlotte, N.C.based investor in the two establishments, pointed out that the clubs helped Waterside draw between 10,000 and 20,000 visitors per week, year round. Waterside was starting to make money again, despite the building of MacArthur Center. However, when the money started pouring in so did the problems. In 2001, a Virginia Beach woman was struck and killed by a driver on Waterside Drive. In 2009, a man was killed and another wounded after a fender bender led to an assault in the Waterside parking garage. In the 12 months before the shooting, police said, they had received 258 calls for service form Waterside and 74 more for the parking garage. One of the Watersides goals is to return to a family-friendly, festive, visitor friendly venue. For now, that goal is put on hold as the city awaits the Supreme Court decision.


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Occupy Norfolk Anniversary By: Kadeem Porter Staff Writer Mace & Crown Oct. 6 marked the first anniversary of Occupy Norfolk, the local “chapter” of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is still striving to end political corruption and crony capitalism. An event was held downtown in celebration. Occupiers played games and music, danced, read poetry, and passed out free merchandise, though donations were encouraged. Albeit a celebration, the activists were still hard at work supplying information and gathering signatures for petitions. They also held a rally, march and banner drop. The march only included 30

people wielding signs with things like “our government is killing our constitution” or “use your cranium, keep the ban on uranium” written on them. They also handed out informational fliers about Occupy Norfolk Armando Gill, from Occupy Virginia Beach, said marching was “showing people that we can fight for what we believe in.” Gill said he always wanted to become an activist, saying his motivation is grounded in things like preventing the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] from “taking our rights away,” and supporting the return of our troops. Jasmine Saunders, a local college student, said she is fighting for “equality, justice, gay rights… and the right for a proper, afford-

able education and to actually get a job to pay off the debt that we’re drowning in.” Legal training sessions were also available from activist Jeff Staples. He educated listeners on their exact rights and expectations when dealing with police. For instance, a police officer may only pat a person down. Any breach of the pockets is considered unconstitutional. The night ended with occupiers gathering at the Confederate Monument for general assembly. At general assembly, the activists share ideas and announcements, discuss plans for future events, and usually end with a soapbox, where they are free to speak their mind. They hold this meeting weekly, on Thursdays at 7 p.m. by Waterside’s Joe’s Crab Shack.

Continued from “Immersion” mer students, of which come from a variety of backgrounds. “Our TIR’s are not only academically talented, they are also extraordinary people. They are content experts who can translate well to kids. They are bright people and with us they learn how to engage students. That’s no easy task. Today’s classrooms are challenging,” said Britt. Amanda Yaden, a graduate of the program who teaches high school mathematics in Norfolk, said she learned much more than just pedagogical strategy, but also how to submit reports, make time for grading, find necessary supplies a teacher may need that are hard to come by and how to compensate for the lack thereof, and knowing who to communicate with in the faculty regarding her students. “I have had to adapt to several kinds of environments throughout my life and this situation was no different. One major change…was discovering my own self-confidence in front of a group of people, especially teenagers,” said Yaden. Tashiana Verna, a current TIR, said she wasn’t keen on the idea of becoming a teacher for reasons, she said, were generational. In other words, she didn’t want to deal with students with a propensity for insolence, something she feels is characteristic of the upcoming generation. While attending Norfolk State University, majoring in chemistry, she became involved in the DNIMAS program (Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Science), established in 1985 to address the small portion of minorities in science. She originally intended to become a doctor, but the DNIMAS required her to tutor other students and the notion of becoming a teacher became more realistic. “I realized my heart no longer desired to become a doctor,” said Verna. “Students would always tell me I was very good at breaking down chemistry concepts, and would often invite their classmates into our sessions.” Soon, Verna developed an affinity for teaching, and her peers, tutees and advisors convinced her to

pursue a career in education. “I am very passionate about learning and teaching chemistry. This passion of chemistry added to my purpose as an educator [and] brought me to my destiny, which is starting right here in the Teacher Immersion Residency program,” said Verna. The TIR program’s approach to teacher preparation is fairly cutting edge and aligns well with United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s vision of strong teacher preparation programs. At a recent U.S. Department of Education forum, Duncan stressed his preference for teaching residencies, where new teachers learn their craft from veteran teachers, while tracking student progress from September to June. Yearlong training means rookie teachers see all inner workings of a school and better comprehend the career challenges, an approach that positively influences both beginning teacher preparedness and teacher retention. Jody Sommerfeldt, an alumni of William & Mary’s psychology and elementary education program and current instructor with the TIR program, said “Wayne Gretsky, when asked why he was such a great hockey player, replied ‘I don’t skate to where the puck has been. I skate to where it is going.’” Sommerfeldt said ODU’s TIR program is, “doing just that. We are moving to where education is headed, with immersion into authentic experiences, quality instruction, couple with the support of wonderful mentors and coaches. It is a recipe for success.” As demanding as the program is, “our support is unparalleled,” added Britt. For students still unsure of their career path but certain on not accumulating more debt, the Teach Immersion Residency program is a truly invaluable opportunity. As the TIR program operates under a United States Department of Education grant, it is time-limited. “We’ve got one recruiting class left,” said Britt. “If there is an ODU senior who wants to teach, get a degree in one year, and not go into debt... this is his or her chance.”

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STEAM Academy

Where the magic happens: ODU pledges instructional Campus Career Management support for proposed Center partners with the public boarding school Disney College Program By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown

Old Dominion University has recently pledged instructional support for an upcoming public boarding school focused on science, technology, engineering and applied mathematics. On Sept. 1, the university signed a memorandum of understanding with the Virginia STEAM Academy, agreeing to help provide a world-class curriculum for Virginia’s highest caliber students. The Virginia STEAM Academy is still in the proposal stages, gathering investors and instructors. They school would open free of

Provost Carol Simpson of ODU said this would be beneficial to students “so when they go into college, they’re really focused on what they want to do.” cost to roughly 250 of Virginia’s best and brightest ninth grade students who show firm interest in the sciences. Provost Carol Simpson of ODU said this would be beneficial to students “so when they go into college, they’re really focused on what they want to do.” Simpson said ODU’s involvement would be “quite straightforward.” “Basically, what ODU would do is provide mentors...have [them] meet electronically or in person, and provide some sabbatical opportunities for STEAM staff to come to ODU and get experience with our faculty,” said Simpson. “We’re delighted to be among the first involved.” Likewise, ODU education students will have the opportunity

to gain clinical experience, and STEAM students will be involved in individual research projects at ODU. The school would be a model version of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, opened in 1980 in Durham as the first public boarding school with an emphasis on math and science. J. Todd Roberts, North Carolina’s school chancellor, said the state is responsible for 93 percent of the schools funding, approximately $18.6 million. A foundation established on behalf of the school donates the remaining portion. Students apply to attend the school, which accepts an equal number of kids from the state’s 13 congressional districts. Organizers for the Virginia STEAM Academy estimate 1,000 students from grades nine through 12 to attend. Additionally, a summer program for middle-school students will be offered. Co-founder Judy Stewart said the school would adhere to state educational standards as well as that of international science education organizations. Caroline Martin, the schools other co-founder, said making the school free and statewide would “even the playing field, so ZIP codes, socioeconomic status and gender don’t play a role in the kind of education they can have.” Organizers announced a $200,000 planning grant from the General Assembly last May. The money is being used to help bring in other curriculum experts, research a possible location and develop a plan for sustainable funding from both public and private sources. Organizers are leaning toward former Army facility Fort Monroe in Hampton, and the school is expected to open in the fall of 2014. They’ve estimated a $65 million start-up cost and a $19 million annual budget. They say it could be very beneficial to Virginia’s economy.

By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown

Old Dominion University has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to provide students with an opportunity to work in the Disney College Program. This program is designed for current college students to receive valuable, on-the-job experience in Disney parks and resorts, as well as to expand a student’s knowledge in the classroom with international students. Disney Campus Representatives Brooke Heath and Arielle Lange teamed up with the Career Management Center to introduce the program to current ODU students and share information about the program prior to the prospective student’s application process. Students can attend an on campus presentation where a Disney representative will explain to them the different work options available, living arrangements, earnings, and any other miscellaneous information about the program that students need to apply. The two locations that the program offers for employment are The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. During the program, students are provided with living arrangements. Students are provided a fullyfurnished apartment with all utilities included in Anaheim and Orlando, where the cost of living varies in both locations. The program is a paid-internship. Participants may work indoors or outdoors depending on their role and location as a Disney cast member. Students will be put

on a full-time work schedule and must have full work ability including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Work schedules vary seasonally. Some areas students are employed in are Attractions, Guest Research, Resort Transportation and Parking, PhotoPass Photography, Park Greeting and Main Entrance Operations. These jobs are designed to enhance a student’s communication skills, problem-solving skills, and develop their confidence and self-reliance. Upon their completion of the college program, they are eligible for a Disney Professional Internship which grants them the opportunity to work in a field that’s more associated with their major. Students have the opportunity to take several different types of Disney education courses that can possibly earn them college credits. Some of the courses available include Corporate Communications, Human Resources Management, Interactive Learning Program, Marketing/Career Development Strategies and Organizational Leadership. Programs generally last for a full academic semester either in the fall or spring. The current application process is open and the program is now accepting students for the spring 2013 semester. Students who would like more information on the program can log on and apply on their website at or visit the Career Management Center on campus if they have any other questions. For testimonials, see the full article online at

2013 Virginia General Assembly Internship Program Paid Internship Temporary accommodations in Richmond during Session, which runs January 9-February 22, 2013 ODU Interns work a 40-hour week assisting a pair of Hampton Roads legislators

ODU students in all majors are eligible to apply A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must be in good standing with their department and the university Students should check with their departmental advisor if they seek to achieve academic credit Deadline to submit applications is Monday, October 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For more information or an application please contact Jacqueline Sayward at or 683-3152



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arts entertainment Meek Mill and 2 Chainz Featured at ODU Homecoming Concert By: Ethan Shaw Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown Students and locals packed into the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Oct. 12 for a sold out homecoming concert to see famous rap artists Meek Mill and 2 Chainz with special guest star Josh Baze. “Meek Mill and 2 Chainz are hot in the rap game right now. For Old Dominion to have them as their homecoming performers, that’s awesome,” said senior Derek Milton. Robert Williams, better known as Meek Mill, opened the concert. As one of the core members of Maybach Music Group, he represented his label by playing several of their biggest hits such as “Bag of Money,” “MIA,” and “I’m a Boss.” Mills mentioned his new album “Dreams and Nightmares,” which will debut on Oct. 30 followed by shouting to the crowd, “Stay in school, get your education, and get your money!” He finished his performance with his new hit single “Young & Gettin’ it,” which will be featured on the Dreams and Nightmares album. Up and coming rap artist Josh Baze made an appearance in the brief interlude between Mill and 2

Chainz performances. Baze is not yet attached to a major label, but the Brooklyn-born MC is touring with 2 Chainz and Meek Mill featuring his first official single, “We Made It.” Tauheed Epps, now publicly known by his stage name 2 Chainz, began his performance with the current popular song “Mercy.” This song was a collaboration with other famous rap artists Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T that hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap, R&B and Hip-Hop Songs charts this year. As if sensing the crowd’s love of the single, 2 Chainz ran out on stage the moment his verses began in the song. The crowd went wild as he finished the song and shouted, “What’s up ODU!” After playing some of his biggest hits such as “Turn Up,” “B’s on the Track,” and “Bands Will Make her Dance,” he talked about his new album B.O.A.T.S or “Based on a True Story,” which was released on Aug. 14. The album came in number one following its debut on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling over 147,000 copies in its first week. He concluded his performance with a mini mash-up of several of his songs from the album.

“I arrived a little late but I could hear everyone shouting from outside. So hyped,” said sophomore Malik Sheers. Old Dominion has brought in top selling artists for the annual homecoming concerts in the past years. The 2010 homecoming con-

cert featured Ke$ha and 3OH!3, who were and still are high selling pop artists. Last year’s homecoming performances featured rap artists Jay Cole and Big Sean, which led to ODU being listed as number six on a top 10 list of the top homecom-

Stepping Into Homecoming By: Megan Jefferson & Caroline Murphy Editor in Chief & Contributing Writer Mace & Crown National Panhellenic Council hosted the ODU homecoming step show, “The Ringmaster,” at the Ted Constant Convocation center on Oct. 11 where the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. defended their titles as champions. The winners beat out Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in a step competition judged by a panel of seven. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. showed balance and core strength during their performance, which set them apart and made them winners of the competition. While in a circle, the brothers folded on to each other to create perform their strength as performers. The “Zeta Puppets,” as they were dubbed in their performance, brought a young girl out onto the stage with them to help get across their doll theme. Later in the performance, she joined them for a step number. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. brought the trophy home for the third time this year. Performer Kevin Hickey thanked God for their win this year. “Without him, none of this would be possible,” Hickey said. He said his fraternity put in a lot work and time to make the win possible.

Tasherra Newbill, a “Zeta Puppet,” said she was “blessed that we won.” The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. claimed their trophy for the second year in a row. Dana Mcanallen said they had been practicing since August for this performance. Fellow “Zeta Puppet” Anais Fritz hopes to put on as good of a show next year as they did in this year’s step show. Each Greek organization tailored their performance around ODU’s homecoming theme, Cirque du Monarch. They incorporated many types of media into their performances. All organizations used vocals, music, choreographed step moves and video displays. There were seven performances in total. Among the four competing fraternities and sororities, Lambda Omicron Chi Christian Sorority, Inc., Mu Omicron Gamma Christian Fraternity, Inc., Iconz and Lady Iconz also performed on the stage. Many performances saw technical difficulties. The Iconz saw the most difficulty throughout their performance with technical and wardrobe issues. The young boys never let it falter their performance as the crowd cheered them through it. The intermission was an impromptu dance performance where the various members of the attending Greeks got together to show their skills. Unlike their performances, these were simple steps that the attending members could participate in.

ings in the country. This year’s show features two artists who have had multiple songs hit the top 10 in the U.S. Billboard 100. With the many popular artists making their mark in Monarch memories, the community looks forward to what next year brings.

NPHC Hosts Annual Homecoming Step Show There were also guest appearances by the homecoming court and Big Blue. The homecoming court was introduced to the crowd and gave a quick speech about why they deserve a vote. Once Big Blue hit the stage, he broke it down with the two hosts of the night, Tré Griffin and Rushawna Senior. The night was tracked on Twitter by the hash tag #oduhcstepshow and many were read aloud during the breaks between performances. The show was put on by NPHC and SAC and sponsored by Jimmy Johns, La Hurradura and Hair Cuttery.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. use the support from their brothers to take home the trophy at the step show.


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Bras Bring Awareness Women’s Center Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Eryn Tolley Staff Writer Mace & Crown October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is raising awareness in a fun and creative way as it hosts its third annual Bra Decorating Contest. The contest was inspired by the Bra-ha-ha, an event in the Hampton Roads area that hosts a larger bra decorating contest to raise funds in support of breast health. The original idea was to create an ODU-themed bra and submit it to Bra-ha-ha. However, due to time restraints, the Women’s Center decided to branch off and create its own contest. The ladies at the Women’s Center looked up the guidelines for the Bra-ha-ha event and tweaked them to fit ODU. “It’s just an opportunity for people to bring awareness about breast cancer in a fun way,” says Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer, public relations and marketing coordinator for the Women’s Center. “The more you talk about it, the more awareness is spread.” The Women’s Center seeks to remove barriers to women pursuing their academic and professional goals. It hopes to use the contest to grab the attention of young women

and make them aware of the risk for breast cancer in women of all ages. “You see a bunch of bras decorated, they’re going to draw attention,” Bodmer said. “It’s one way to get the attention of young women because it can happen to young women as well.” The Bra Decorating Contest is being held in conjunction with the fifth annual ODU Breastival and Fun Walk on Oct. 25. The Student Health Center promotes this event every year with different offices around campus, including the Women’s Center. “We have had a great response to the Bra Decorating Contest in the last couple of years,” Bodmer said. She estimates about 40 entries per year. One sorority on campus, Delta Sigma Lambda, is participating in the contest this year. Vy Barto, president of the sorority, said they are inspired to participate because many of the sisters know someone who has suffered from the cancer or have had it themselves. “We are a mature women’s sorority, and [we] love to support women’s issues,” Barto said. Breast cancer runs in Barto’s family, and her aunt was taken in 2001 as a result of it.

“The breast cancer returned very aggressively and took her within two weeks,” Barto said. One of Barto’s childhood friends is also a third generation survivor who had to have a double mastectomy at only 26 years old. “The issue is very near and dear to our hearts,” Barto said. The contest is open to all students, faculty, staff and student organizations, and the deadline for entries is Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. to the Women’s Center. The decorated bras will be displayed at the Breastival on Oct. 25 on Kaufman Mall. The bras will be shown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Breastival starts at 12:30 p.m. “People can come out and vote for their favorite [bra],” Bodmer says. Votes are $1 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The person who makes the bra with the most votes wins a prize. Submission guidelines for the contest can be found on the Women’s Center Website at http://www. Students can also email the Women’s Center with any questions about the contest at

Sheri Reynolds Weaves Wisdom in New Novel By: Megan Stamper Website Designer Mace & Crown

ODU professor Sheri Reynolds released her new book on Oct. 2. The “Homespun Wisdom of Myrtal T. Cribb” is a journal style novel about Myrtal T. Cribb, a self-proclaimed spiritual teacher from the Eastern Shore. Cribb writes in her devotional journal about her life, her demanding husband and the first world problems she faces. Cribb’s bits of wisdom are dispersed throughout the novel. Reynolds adds to the devotional style of the novel by incorporating a reader’s guide into the novel. She goes for a drive to escape the pressures, but ends up on an unexpected adventure with Hellcat, the town drunk. During her travels, she is confronted with her dysfunctional marriage and her own racial prejudices. The story came from a time in Reynolds’ own life when she gave an unkempt man from her community a ride home from the grocery store. “I was wondering what would happen if my dad saw me and his fear of different races,” said Reynolds. Reynolds drafted the book six years ago, but had trouble publishing it with her editor. She had to leave her editor of 12 years and rewrite the novel several times before she could publish “The Homespun Wisdoms of Myrtal T. Cribb.” She also took a long break and wrote another book, “The Sweet In-Between,” before she finished “The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb.” Reynolds said that she thinks the novel as it is now was finished three years ago. According to Reynolds, this book is different than her past five novels because it is a lot funnier

and lighter. The novel is still full of heavy and difficult situations, but “Cribb is able to see the humor in herself.” Reynolds uses her original voice and unique characters to explore racial and gender studies. She hopes that her novel will encourage ODU students to examine and continue to talk about race and gender roles. Reynolds said that she writes in the summer when she is not teaching. One novel will generally take her two summers to draft. “The time and space helps the ideas to marinate and then when I come back it is seasoned,” she said. Reynolds participated in the 2012 ODU Literary Festival, “Words With Teeth” on Oct. 2. She read several sections of “The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtal T. Cribb” and held a question and answer discussion to a crowded lecture hall in BAL. “Literature is happening every day on campus, professors and students,” Reynolds said. She urges her students to write and to squeeze their creativity in whenever they can. Reynolds has been at ODU for 15 years and she teaches literature and creative writing classes. She is also the Ruth and Perry Morgan Chair of Southern Literature at ODU. The hardest part of writing a book, according to Reynolds, is being told that it does not work and having to go through the process again. Reynolds has just finished drafting a new book called “The Cordial Grave.” According to Reynolds, it is about 17-year-old girl who commits a hate crime and has to learn from her actions. “The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtal T. Cribb” is available at the ODU village bookstore, Amazon. com and

ODU professor Sheri Reynold’s new book hit shelves Oct. 2.


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Paint it Forward in Comedy Show Kicks off Stockley Gardens Park Homecoming Week with Laughs Project Initiative to be By: Kadeem Porter Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Homecoming week started off with three comedians not afraid to hold back their sense of humor for the homecoming show, which featuring headliner Red Grant and Ali Wong with accompanying comedien, Omid Singh. Featured comedian Omid Singh, like the other two headliners, is from the West Coast. He made jokes about how his Indian and Persian background leave people thinking that “he is some kind of terrorist.” He told a story of where he scared a train full of people accidentally which he called a ‘Code Red’ and compared it to having a Bar Mitzvah for Indians. His other jokes focused its humor on more taboo subjects such as race, drugs, sex and human handicaps. After a 30 minute set, he closed out with the crowd still laughing as he introduced the next guest. Headliner Ali Wong came next, starting off her performance by noticing the previous performer was much taller as she pushed her head against the microphone pole to show the difference and to get a chuckle out of the audience. Wong’s skit included dating problems, getting married for the wrong reasons, porn and why men should give their girls everything.

Last to perform was Comedy Central comedian Red Grant, who has worked with Katt Williams on the “American Hustle Tour.” Grant started out chuckling in a way that made the audience catch the giggles before he even told one joke. Grant used constant repetition throughout his set by quoting rapper 2 Chainz who was scheduled for the upcoming homecoming concert. The animated comedian played a game with the audience as he got students to scream out exclamations in a rhythmic melody to get everyone fired up. To end off the show, Red gave out free shirts with his motto, “Caught Red (Grant) Handed.” Grant was available to sign autographs for everyone waiting in line and to take pictures fans. The two opening acts were chosen from National Assosciation for Campus Activities showcases, according to Phil Jones, director of the event. Over 600 people showed up, so almost every seat was full in the North Café the night of Oct. 10, including a line outside for students who didn’t get their tickets in advance. Much like the last comedy show held by SAC, the event was free, but tickets had to be processed in advance so students who came to the show the day of were forced to wait in a separate line until after the show started.

DJ Flosstradamus Mixes Up Virginia Beach’s Night Scene By: Ethan Shaw Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown On Monday, Oct. 8, ODU students attended Virginia Beach’s Peabody’s Night Club to see popular trap DJ Flosstradamus’ midnight live performance. The doors opened at 7 p.m. to a club with fluorescent staircases and subwoofers to maximize the DJ’s beats. DJ Kendall, DJ Luke Shay and DJ Slink all opened to show. They are apart of the opening acts of Flosstradamus in the country-wide Nomads Tour. All of the performers brought their own light shows that accentuated the transitions of their sets for the crowd.

Those who aren’t accustomed to the dub-step and trap community got a crash course by witnessing the routines of the rave stick twirlers and those wearing rave gloves, which are gloves with changing lights at the fingertips and are seen at many raves. Some audience members performed pivots and motions with their hands creating streaks of light that can only be seen in the black light setting of Peabody’s. ODU students had the opportunity to take the “Beach Bus,” a mini van provided by the nightclub that arrived in Norfolk at 9:45 p.m. to take them to the show. Students paid $10 to ride the bus for a safe ride there and back. “We use the van to transport our customers to and from our other

business across the oceanfront as well, to ensure that they have a good time and of course have a safe ride home” said van operating partner of Peabody’s, Brandon Ramsey. Riders on the van were also granted VIP seating with the added benefit off being seated next to the stage. The use of the “Beach Bus” for ODU students for upcoming shows could become an ongoing occurrence for those who want to explore the nightlife of Virginia Beach. “What’s better? We have no school tomorrow, it’s Monday night and we have VIP! This is awesome,” said ODU senior William Atkinson. Peabody’s is opened to those 18 and up and is planning on featuring more concerts in the future.

Students let loose to enjoy the DJs’ performances during the Nomads Tour at Peabody’s.

Held at Fall Art Festival

The Mace and Crown retracts the previous “Paint it Forward in the Stockley Gardens” due to inaccurate information. This article has been rewritten for accuracy. The Mace & Crown apologizes for any inconveniences that the previous article may have caused.

By: Eric Smith Staff Writer Mace & Crown Historic Ghent is celebrating fall with its colors and festivities. Trees in yellow, red and orange add to the aesthetics of a new community addition, Paint it Forward. Hope House Foundation will host the annual Fall Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood. It is a two day event on Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. Attendance is estimated to be between 25,000 and 30,000 according to the Hope House’s website. Hope House has sponsored the art festival for over 28 years. The organization also sponsors a spring festival every May, creating a community tradition. A new element called “Paint it Forward” will be featured in this year’s fall festival. The idea of “Paint it Forward” began in 2010 by South Carolina native Sara Credito. Stockley Gardens Park plans to revive its on-site creation of artwork at this festival. The park has not held something like “Paint it Forward” in 20 years. Credito supports charitable causes through her artwork. She has advanced charitable causes in South Carolina to the Tidelands Hospice and Waccamaw Community Hospital. For the fall art festival, she will allow prominent figures in the community to create artwork. Once completed, it will be

auctioned off to benefit the Hope House Foundation. The funds will be used to provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities, the primary mission of Hope House. With this mission, Hope House wants affected individuals to be able to stay in their homes, an alternative to group homes. Shari Grimes, Hope House development coordinator and ODU alumna, applaud the efforts of the organization. “Paint it Forward is a very unique concept and is community-driven,” said Grimes. “Community activities always appeal to us at Hope House as we believe in community inclusion for all members of a community and we appreciate events that facilitate that concept.” Children can also enjoy activities at the festival. A segment called “Abrakadoodle” brings children together to enrich their creative side featuring hands on arts for kids. It will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Hope House does not rely on fundraising alone for its resources. Other local media and businesses sponsor the Stockley Gardens Fall Art Festival. Public-Television station WHRO, located on Hampton Boulevard and the Hampton Roads Magazine, are a few of the sponsors. To close out the two day event, an artists’ reception will be held. This event is free and open to the public. Live music and food will also be available. A judge reviews artwork entered and gives one of the six awards to the artist. The highest prize is the “Best in Show” award valued at $2,500. This show is a final chance for artists, volunteers, venders, sponsors and the community to unite until next spring or fall.


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No. 8 ODU Falls to No. 6 UMD Lady Monarchs Shut Down Against Defending Champions By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs Field Hockey team (10-4) lost a tough game to the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins (10-3) 5-2 at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex on Friday, Oct. 12. The game was a heartbreaker for the eighth nationally ranked Lady Monarchs who defeated the sixth nationally ranked Terrapins 2-1 earlier in the year. “We’ve always had a little bit of a rivalry with Maryland since they knocked us out of the final four last year, so always against them is a tough game,” sophomore back Lydia Velzian said. The first half started out fast with the Terrapins scoring three minutes into the contest with a goal from sophomore forward Maxine Fluharty to take the lead 1-0. The Lady Monarchs responded quickly though as redshirt sophomore midfielder Nicole Goff scored with 26:26 to go in the first half. “I got the ball from one of my teammates and they pulled the defenders away so it was open for me to pull in,” Goff said, “There was no option, the goalie had her feet apart and I just put it in.” Goff was filling in for team co-captain junior midfielder Kati Nearhouse who was injured against Towson on Oct. 5 and has no set timetable for a return. “I mean she’s obviously like a big presence on the field but everyone’s stepping up to play as a team. No one’s playing as individuals,” Goff said. The Lady Monarchs kept their foot on the pedal and scored again with 12:20 remaining in the first half to go up 2-1. “We came to a point where we were up 2-1 and that for me I really thought we were going to push forward from that but we just didn’t have enough energy going forward I guess,” Velzian said. Unfortunately for ODU the Terrapins pulled together and senior forward Janessa Pope put in a shot with 2:33 to go, sending the game into half at a 2-2 tie. The Terrapin defense only allowed three shots in the first half of the game and excelled in transition offense, keeping ODU on their heels. The Lady Monarchs had multiple opportunities to get the offense going but struggled around the net. “We’ve always had a little bit of a rivalry with Maryland since they knocked us out of the final four last year, so always against them is a tough game. But

I mean it showed up our mistakes, our weakness,” Velzian said. The Terrapins made the proper adjustments at half and came out crisp and energized as senior midfielder Megan Frazer put a shot in the net on an assist from Fluharty six minutes into the half to go up 3-2. The Lady Monarchs never recovered from the deficit and Maryland poured it on with goals from freshmen back Sarah Sprink and Fluharty as they cruised to a 5-2 victory. The Lady Monarchs were simply outplayed in every facet of the game. They were outshot 19-5 and gave up nine corners throughout the game while only getting two of their own. Fluharty had a strong game in particular for Maryland with two goals and an assist. “She has stick skill and speed so I mean we just had to keep her in front, not let the ball down the field,” Goff said. “She’s got a good presence about her,” Velzian added, “The way she just carries the ball and handles herself, we just need to step up and be confident enough to take that on ourselves.” The loss snaps a seven-game

winning streak for the Lady Monarchs. “We’ve got tonight to kind of reflect, be sad about it, but tomorrow we’ve got practice [and have] got to come out hard, focus on the next game,” Velzian said. The Lady Monarchs only have two more home games this year against William & Mary on Oct. 24 and North Carolina on Oct. 26.

Five new members joined Old Dominion’s Athletic Sports Hall of Fame for Homecoming weekend. The inductees included Justin Verlander, Angie Loy, Attila Vendegh, Nick Boothe and Kevin Larkin. The inductions put an exclamation mark at the end of a successful Homecoming weekend for ODU.

Old Dominion’s women’s basketball team traveled to Virginia Beach on Saturday, Oct. 13 to lend a few helping hands at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Lady Monarchs then returned to campus and handed out pink ribbons at Kaufman Mall to show their support for breast cancer survivors.

Senior midfielder Chris Harmon scored two goals and recorded an assist to help the men’s soccer team defeat UNC-Wilmington 3-1 on Saturday, Oct. 14. After allowing a Seahawks goal, Harmon put the team on his back and delivered the ball to junior forward Tim Hopkinson who put the ball in the net for the equalizer. Harmon then scored in minutes 62 and 69 to put the game away. The two goals give Harmon six on the year with five assists. The win improves the Monarchs record to 8-1-2 and gets the team back to its winning ways after back to back ties against James Madison and Delaware.


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Homecoming Disappointment By: Jordan Jones Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown Thousands packed into S.B. Ballard Stadium for Old Dominion University’s homecoming game this past Saturday to see their Monarchs square off against the Wildcats from Villanova University. The Monarchs, who came in with an undefeated 5-0 record, were looking to stay on a roll and atop the Colonial Athletic Association. The recurring theme of this game was a punishing rushing attack from Villanova and plenty of mistakes to go around for ODU. From the opening drive, this game originally seemed to be on a much different course. Old Dominion jumped ahead 14-0 early in the first quarter on long passes from sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke to wide outs Nick Mayers and Kirk Spellman, respectively. Suddenly, it all changed. With ODU up 14 to 3, the Wildcats implemented an effective game plan and began to take over. Villanova head coach Andy Talley spoke afterward. “After getting scorched a couple times in the first quarter we settled down, kept everything in front of us, put a little pressure in front of us and our game was to go in and be able to run the ball and control the ball and take time off the clock.” Wildcats quarterback John Robertson was outstanding. The freshman accounted for 340 total yards of offense including 189 on the ground and was the consummate leader of his team. “We had a great game plan going in,” Robertson said, “the defense got me the ball a

lot, they really played well and the offensive line was really blocking well. Going into the game, watching film, I felt like we could score a lot of points.” This prediction indeed proved to be true as the Monarchs defense struggled with tackling and assignments throughout most of the game. “Missed tackles and not executing,” ODU linebacker Craig Wilkins said, “Coach put us in good positions we just didn’t execute.” Despite these miscues, Old Dominion still held a four point lead going into half. That lead didn’t last. Villanova scored on their opening drive of the second half, utilizing their time consuming and assertive run game. Running back Kevin Monangal also had a big day for the Wildcats, rushing for 125 yards on 26 carries. Teams viewing this game could perhaps see the Wildcat’s success as a blueprint to stopping and beating Old Dominion’s explosive offense. Time of possession weighed heavily in Villanova’s favor, as they kept the ball 40 minutes to ODU’s 20 and ran 85 plays to ODU’s 58. This particular stat surprised ODU head coach Bobby Wilder who spoke afterward. “We were totally outcoached and outplayed. Those number of plays are usually the other way around, in our favor. The worst case scenario happened today and we could not stop the run.” Perhaps a worn down Monarch defense simply wasn’t for the task on this day. Old Dominion’s wide receivers who had been on a tear as of late were mostly held in check, as was the three man rushing tandem of Colby Goodwyn, Angus

Harper, and Tyree Lee. Disappointed Monarch fans will have to

wait until next week to see their beloved team in action as they look

Sophomore Running Back Makes His Presence Felt By: Sarah Roby Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Old Dominion University’s Tyree Lee is making quite an impression this year. This 5-foot 10-inch running back is only a sophomore at ODU and he is right behind Taylor Heinicke in rushing yards with 237 to Heinicke’s 287 through four games. Lee also has four touchdowns on the year, tying fellow junior running back Colby Goodwyn for the team high. Lee is proud of his team, but feels that they can improve. “We’re pretty good, we’re undefeated. But we can play better,” Lee said. In regards to himself, Lee knows where he can improve to help the team out as well. “I’ve had a couple good games, but I

feel like I had some mental mistakes,” Lee said, “I need to work on picking up my feet. There were a couple plays where I tripped over my own feet.” Lee expects to get around 600 to 700 rushing yards this season, but would love a 1,000-yard year. “I’m shooting for 1,000, but I’d be happy with 600 or 700. And I don’t want to drop any passes or have any fumbles,” Lee said. In Lee’s debut game against UMass in 2011, he had 11 carries and a touchdown. This was a big moment for Lee’s career here at ODU. “It was kind of unexpected,” Lee said. Lee had been sick earlier that week with a temperature of 102 degrees. Right before the game his temperature went down and the coaches told him to dress out because he might play.

“Angus’ shoulder got hurt and they put me in. I felt good,” Lee said. Lee is also a local football player from Hampton. He attended Phoebus High School where he helped his team win the state championship. He loves playing close to home. “It means a lot to play close to home because I was a great high school player. A lot of my family can still see me play,” Lee said. Outside of football, Lee loves to work out and play basketball. He is currently undecided about his major, but is leaning towards criminal justice or communications and hopes to get a good career. With 237 yards rushing and four touchdowns through the first four games of his sophomore season, his football career is already looking promising.

to rebound against Towson University.


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Ivana Vukovic Serving it Up in Singles By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

Freshman tennis player Ivana Vukovic has exploded onto the college level of play for the Lady Monarchs, winning all of her first four singles matches. “I couldn’t have dreamed of a better start here. I improved a lot, I really didn’t expect this,” Vukovic said. It has been an amazing start for Vukovic who comes to Old Dominion all the way from Osijek, Croatia. “Everything here is so different,” Vukovic said. Vukovic has been playing tennis for eight years now and never really intended to play tennis in the first place. “That’s a long story,” Vukovic said, “First, I wanted to play basketball, but there was no women’s basketball club nearby. So, since my mom works in high school and the tennis coach also

worked where she worked he, the tennis coach, suggested to my mom that I start playing tennis,” Vukovic said. “I wanted to play something but there was no basketball club.”

After receiving a full scholarship offer from Old Dominion University, Vukovic decided that Norfolk was where she needed to be. “I just like it a lot. I actually visited

the university in February. I liked everything,” Vukovic said, “I had a feeling, this is it, this is my university from the very beginning.” Vukovic has been a lift to the team and is confident in her abilities. “My form is very good but I keep the ball in play. I’m a fighter. I fight to the very end,” Vukovic said. “I never give up and it’s hard to beat someone who never gives up.” Vukovic is quick to admit that she is not perfect and said, “I think I need to improve doubles.” Vukovic has struggled a little in doubles with a current record of 1-4. Head coach Dominic Manilla has moved her around a bit in the doubles, playing her with three different partners in senior Juliana Pires, junior Nika Khmolovska and junior Melissa Esnal Olguin. “I just need to get more experience in the college standings, that’s all. I just need to play,” Vukovic said. Vukovic would like the opportu-

nity to play at a professional level after school. “Everyone dreams of becoming a professional player. So do I, but we’ll see,” Vukovic said. Vukovic is keeping her options open though and the challenger in her has steered her to strive for an engineering degree at Old Dominion University. “It’s one of the toughest majors and it’s a challenge for me. I think it will definitely provide me a job,” Vukovic said. It has been a great start for Vukovic in what looks to be a long and promising tennis career. There is still work to be done though as the team prepares for the ITA Atlantic Regional Tournament which starts on Oct. 18 and ends on Oct. 23. Vukovic’s play has already improved and she will surely use the rest of the season as an opportunity get even better.

Take Your Best Shot

Senior Goalie Victor Francoz having a Career Season By: Mitchell Brown Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Saving 60 mph shots is a tough task for any person, but for Victor Francoz, it’s routine. The Old Dominion Soccer Monarchs (7-1-2, 1-1-2) are off to a great start and don’t show any signs of slowing down. The offense has been productive, the defense stellar, and the goalkeeping superb. Senior Goalkeeper Victor Francoz has been a stone wall to opponents who have continuously shot towards the Monarchs goal. Francoz comes all the way from Fleurieu Sur Saone, France, and transferred from Lindenwood University in Missouri where he was named an honorable mention AllAmerican as a freshman, a third team NAIA All-American and Second Team NSCAA Division AllAmerican in his sophomore campaign. In his two years at Lindenwood and his tenure here at Old Dominion, Francoz has recorded an astounding 25 shutouts. This season, Francoz has already achieved noteworthy accolades. He was named to’s National Team of the Week for the shutout against No. 25 Central Florida with four saves. So far this season, Francoz has compiled a 0.96 goals against average with 42 saves and four shutouts. In order to have a successful team, your goalkeeper has to have synergy with the 10 other players on and off the field. “We have great chemistry, we all are friends, on and off the field; it’s very easy to play with people you’re friends with on the field,” Francoz said.

The communication on the field is different from any other team you would watch. “…The chemistry is the reason we’re playing well, and that’s why we are 7-1-2.” Francoz believes they have improved since the first day of the season and that losing one game has taught them some lessons that help them get better every day. The Monarchs don’t take any matches lightly. “The hardest game so far, was the game against Creighton, playing in front of 7,000 fans, which was hard, going down 1-0 early in the game but sticking with it and coming back to win,” Francoz said. Francoz and the rest of the team are positive and have an optimistic outlook on what has already been a great season. “Our goal is to get to the elite eight, but I really think we can go further than that, I really think we can make it to the final four and go further than that,” Francoz said. Achieving this goal will only happen if they do well in conference play. The Monarchs are primed to go deep in to the post season, especially with Francoz having an outstanding 1.13 goals against average over the least three years. “The greatest challenge will be winning the rest of our games, it’s going to be tough, but I know we can do it,” Francoz said. Francoz attributes his improvement to his hard work and his coach, Alan Dawson. “Coach Dawson is just a great coach, he always knows what to tell you, he always knows what to do, sometimes we play bad but he points out the positive things so that we can improve,” Francoz said. Francoz said the reason he transferred to Old Dominion was because coach

Dawson was welcoming and liked him so he offered him a spot on the team.

Victor Francoz’s play has made him a fan favorite since his debut at Old Dominion, and is doing a

stellar job protecting the Monarchs territory; the goal.


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S core C orner Football Towson Maine

24 19

Rhode Island Georgia State

7 41

Old Dominion Villanova

14 38

New Hampshire 44 Richmond 40

James Madison William & Mary

27 26

Men’s Soccer Georgia State 1 Northeastern 3

George Mason 2 William & Mary 0

UNC Wilmington 1 Old Dominion 3

Towson Drexel

1 0

Hofstra 1 George Mason 0

0 1

Northeastern Towson

2 1

2 1

Field Hockey

Drexel Iowa

1 3

Boston College 1 Northeastern 0

Old Dominion Maryland

2 5

William & Mary 1 Wake Forest 2

UC Davis Towson

2 3

James Madison Duke

0 1




VU (5-2) Rushing


ODU (5-1) Passing VU (5-2) Passing

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15 13 16 11 16


10 7 2 0 0 7 26


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TD 3 1 0 0 0 0 4


31 25 27 9 4 0 31


7.9 4.5 4.4 6.3 4.0 -7.0 5.6














ODU (5-1) Receiving





VU (5-2) Receiving





Goodwyn, Colby Heinicke, Taylor Lee, Tyree Harper, Angus Totals

Heinicke, Taylor

UNC Wilmington 3 James Madison 1 Old Dominion Drexel

ODU (5-1) Rushing

Robertson, John Monangai, Kevin Medley, Austin Underwood, Gary Wells, Aaron White, Norman Total

Women’s Soccer Delaware William & Mary

ODU 14 vs VU 38

Heinicke Watch

This graph tracks the total yards (passing and rushing) that ODU’s quarterback Taylor Heinicke picks up during the season. Heinicke has a shot to beat the record for total yards in a season which is currently held by former Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons with 5,976 yards.

Robertson, John White, Norman Totals

Vaughan, Antonio Spellman, Kirk Mayers, Nick Roberts, Blair Goodwyn, Colby Lee, Tyree Pinkard, Larry Totals

White, Norman Pettway, Earnest Medley, Austin Price, Joe Livers, Poppy Total

0 14 2 9 25


39 32 28 12 111





5 9 6 6 26

24 26 12 3 1 1 67


10 0 10

5 3 2 2 2 1 1 16

3 3 2 1 1 10

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199 125 55 19 4 0 402


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85 20 21 16 9 151


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44 18 11 16 9 44


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Overdressed Underpaid & Twinkle Toes By: Emma Herring Staff Writer Mace & Crown

From pet collars to cell phone cases, the bedazzling craze is evident in many accessories. The blinged out belts and crazy studded shirts are long gone, well, except for in New Jersey. The sparkle trend in the past seasons has transformed from eye blinding to subtle shimmer and the twinkle of a single accessory adds joy and sophistication to any ensemble. Through my many shopping excursions, the price of sparkle isn’t so pretty. Any type of embellishment to a garment or accessory adds material cost and more labor, which is evident on the price tag. However, here’s a simple how-to on “glitterizing” an accessory for a prettier penny. First, decide what you want to use for this project. Great examples include ballet flats, vintage clutches, headbands and cell phone cases. You can find any of these items within your closet or on a thrift store adventure. Once you’ve decided what item to transform, begin gathering your supplies. A fine grain glitter is the best to use for these projects because it doesn’t clump and catches more light. Next, you will need Mod Podge or any similar product. I have found that sponge brushes work the best for applying your coats. You will also need a paper plate, newspaper and a Sunday afternoon to begin your glitterizing. Mix the Mod Podge and glitter together on a paper plate or plastic bag. I chose to mix gold and silver together for a multi-tonal look. Begin painting the mixture onto your item. In this example, I picked up a pair of ballet flats at a local store for less than ten bucks, and

don’t worry if the mixture looks completely white, it will dry clear. Once you’ve finished your base layer, let the shoes dry completely before adding the second coat. I recommend anywhere from two to four layers, depending on your personal glitter preference. Finish the edges by using scissors or a straight edge to clean up any run over or smudges on the rubber sole, then spray with a gloss finisher to add extra shine and keep your glitter in place.

A Piece of Japan Ghent’s Japanese Restaurant Offers Bliss By: R Jay Molina Senior Writer Mace & Crown With its authentic, serene and beautiful atmosphere, Ghent’s little piece of Japan, Kotobuki, also serves the best Japanese food in Norfolk. Upon entering the little restaurant on West 21 Street and Colley Avenue, it looks unassuming with its simplicity. But, as a patron steps behind a little wall separating the front

from the back, a row of tables raised on a high wooden floor reveal themselves to provide an authentic Japanese experience, with taking your shoes off before sitting in this section of the restaurant. Kotobuki was first established in 1999 as the first Japanese restaurant in Norfolk, which originally resulted in a few problems as it apparently had trouble finding an audience for its food. Ten years later, under the suggestion of the owner’s daughter, the restaurant underwent major renovations to

Behind the Scenes at the Haunted Hunt Club Farm By: Erika Schaubach Contributing Writer Mace & Crown “Last wagon,” someone bellows. Similar calls repeat through the darkness, going down the dirt road like a signal fire. Everyone holds their breath, standing strangely still as a wagon passes by the entrance to the woods. They all scream, our cue to get ready. “Since it’s the last wagon everyone will be following it, but it’s your scene,” Katherine Marinier reminds us. She is a legacy, related to large number of the actors, and very gifted with wrestling fear out of customers. Thankfully, tonight we are her students, not her victims. One of the actresses, Amanda Pardee, bounces in preparation, trying to get her energy to spike. This is our first night and we’ve been on our feet for four hours. Screams bounce along the trees as the wagon rolls through the scenes. When the tractor pulls into the tunnel and turns off we peek through the door. Already fluent in the scene, Amanda and I whisper the lines as we wait, our fingers twitching against the handles “So, let the party begin,” the bloodchilling voice booms. Strobe lights flash and we pull the huge doors open. Waiting in the shadows, I eye potential victims. Anyone cowering against their loved ones or distracted by the scene is ideal. A group of teenage girls looking wide-eyed at Glinda sparkle like diamonds. I wait until they’re far enough to forget me and rush low past the wagons. “Y’all look delicious” I yell. They tumble towards the middle of the wagon, whimpering. Cackles hide my real laughter. I will get them again before they leave. Until then I join the actors following behind them. The last wagon of the night is an encore of nightmares. Haunted Hunt club began 24 years ago with the haunted hayride. Owner John Vogel, began the hay-ride to entertain his friends. It consisted of fire pits and eerie woods. The Village of the Damned opened next, followed by the Field of Screams. Now Haunted Hunt Club is the go-to Halloween event in Virginia Beach. Anyone who was raised in Hampton Roads probably has a childhood memory of Haunted Hunt Club. “I remember being in the fetal position

spice up its interior. The results are what stand to this day and the love that went into the renovation shows. The menu has plenty of entrees to offer, but sushi is Kotobuki’s specialty. With an extensive list of various kinds of sushi at their disposal, the little restaurant boasts a large palette for any sushi connoisseur. Entrees include everything from Chicken Katsu to Ginger Pork, the latter of which was brilliantly prepared for this reviewers tasting. The service from the owner’s daughter perfectly shows why Kotobuki deserves more patrons. Her inviting personality and enthusiasm for the restaurant shines through.

by everyone’s feet in the tunnel of the hayride as the chainsaw went off. It was absolutely terrifying,” Pardee recounts. Hours before opening, actors that have this gig as a second job are blurs as they come into the small office, meticulously applying makeup to already exhausted faces. “I usually limit myself but on these nights I drink at least one of these,” actress Sissy Byars says as she holds up a giant energy drink. She is Dorothy and behind the scenes while waiting for the wagons and spends time bouncing from one actor to the next. Once she confirms her actors are ready, she runs around like an over-joyed kid, blowing glow in the dark bubbles. This mixture of innerchildhood and love of Halloween is apparent in all the actors. When questioned as to why they work at Hunt Club every employee replies without pause, “I like to scare people.” It’s a common pastime for actors to pass their down time by trying to scare their co-workers. What has been the best theme in the hay ride history? “The carnival theme,” Kathy Parsons, manager of the haunted hay ride replies. “We had clowns, carnival freaks, and a strongman with a skull high striker. So many grown men were terrified.” Old Dominion alumni, Laurie Durrette, disagrees. “This year has been my favorite year. I love being Alice.” In her scene, her ghostly white face smiles dementedly as she holds the decapitated head of the Red Queen. “In the day time, I’m a social worker,” she says sweetly. The actors all seem to have unexpected careers, from health care-provider to paralegal. If you saw them in the street you would have no clue that they worked nights lurking in the shadows. Come experience the Haunted Hunt club and remember, it’s interactive theatre. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, don’t be afraid to scream, have fun, and most importantly, bring an extra pair of pants. Haunted Hunt Club is located at 2388 London Bridge Rd. in Virginia Beach, and is open Wednesday through Sunday night from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. until Halloween day. For further information on tickets and other attractions, visit http://

As is her mother’s, who graciously walks about the restaurant, making sure the patrons are fully satisfied. Both of their energy is unquestionably infectious. The hours of operations are reasonable, with lunch running between 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. The prices may be slightly steep for some of the entrees, but the sushi is sold at a reasonable price and well worth multiple servings. For the adventurous spirits, Kotobuki also offers an array of sake at their bar. It’s the perfect restaurant for a brief trip to a little piece of Japan.


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After Graduation Walk By: Jose Roman For Shel Silverstein


By: Will Wilson How many souls Have felt your presence And dismissed it?, Have taken for granted Your force? A shower from heaven; Your hand on the shoulders of humanity, Holding them in place with every step; How you produce the beautiful burst Of the swollen sea, Saturating the surfer’s brow With the scrumptious song Of the breaking wave. Harnessing the universe Has got to be a difficult task! And yet, You do it effortlessly. Commanding the cosmos; Spinning this lump of clay around space; your Firm grip keeping Sol in place. Gravity, You’re truly a tremendous strength. And for that, I wanna thank you.

Broke college kids As far, I can see Poor college kids, The professors agree Poor lil bastards, Who thought, It would be? It’s time to go now Leave the dormitory Who knew it?

“My Grandfather’s Chest”

By: Kimberly Goode

A wooden box sits contently in the corner, Near his ancient rocking chair. Laden pieces atop of the box Gives it a cluttered appearance. Curious about the remnants inside, I move as quietly as a mouse, With the grace of a sparrow And the tenacity of an eagle, I approach the box. I open the box. Nothing. Not one single element was In the box. Everything was gone And so was my grandfather.

So hard, this economy? So what happens now? After the degree? From here where I sit, I can’t afford coffee. Whats going to happen? If we vote in Romney??? So, what to do? I don’t know, hardly. So where, to go now? Not back to mommy!? No jobs in sight… I think I’ll go Army.

Thank you for directing my pen’s soul. That current of ink that bleeds on the page Renders itself to simile, A sacrifice for the scenes of my mind. Thank you for the pressure of my daughter’s weight. My proof miracles exist Is her smiling face Inches from mine. Her head, Rising and falling to the beat of my chest. Thank you Gravity, for the good fall. The journey from my feet To the pillow’s face. That last trip Where you lie on me, Freeing me to the lullaby’s lure. I hope your effect never fades. You’re what keeps me grounded.

“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” – Charles Bukowski


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Tau Kappa Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi join forces during the parade.

Members of the Greek community collected canned goods for can sculptures.

Organizations built three-dimensional structures for their can sculpture.

High school marching bands entertained the viewers during the homecoming parade.

On Saturday, Big Blue and the ODU cheerleaders helped get the fans pumped at the tailgates.

During activity hour, SAC turned Kaufman Mall into a circus.

Local school programs participated in the parade.



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Rapper 2 Chainz performs for the crowd.

2 Chainz at the homecoming concert.

2 Chainz engages with the audience.

Members of the crowd surfed on the audience as they geared up for the concert.


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With their new home as Foreman Field, the ForeHeads pass out beads to the parade attendees.

Flosstradamus comes to Peabody’s in Virginia Beach.

The performance by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. had many elements appear that helped them win first place.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LION! On Oct. 17, ODU celebrated the ferocious feline turning 15. All those years, he stands valiantly on his pedestal, keeping watch over ODU. Countless students have clambered onto his back in what has become a sacred tradition, a rite of passage for those brave or inebriated enough to risk the ride.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. during the homecoming step show.

Mu Omicron Gamma Christian Fraternity, Inc. perform in the step show.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. competed in the step show for the first place trophy.


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ACROSS 1. An essay 6. Quaint outburst 10. The products of human creativity 14. Licoricelike flavor 15. Rational 16. He lacks good judgment 17. Complete 18. Study hard 19. Bluefin 20. Unfit 22. Hens make them 23. Soft drink 24. Anew 26. Container weight 30. Henpeck 31. Mesh 32. Distinctive flair 33. Bit of gossip 35. Lariat

39. Substitute 41. Slicker 43. Anagram of “Smite” 44. Found on most beaches 46. Hue 47. Take in slowly 49. Female deer 50. Cocoyam 51. Available to lease 54. “Oh my!” 56. Test 57. Air 63. Be furious 64. A type of carpet 65. Summary 66. Biblical garden 67. List of options 68. Creepy 69. A musical pause 70. Initial wager 71. Avoid

DOWN 1. A Maori club 2. Nameless 3. Quarries 4. Brother of Jacob 5. Museum piece 6. Intensifies 7. Trash 8. A Freudian stage 9. Humiliate 10. A delayed flavor sensation 11. French for “Red” 12. Forceps 13. Gash 21. Quinine water 25. Tumbled 26. School session 27. Away from the wind 28. Awestruck

29. Tour of duty 34. Soliloquy 36. Slip 37. A region of SE Pakistan 38. Savvy about 40. Largest continent 42. Notions 45. Unyielding 48. A fourth state of matter 51. Cite 52. Give off 53. What we are called 55. Binge 58. Not now 59. Part of a foot 60. Beige 61. Police action 62. Type of sword



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